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The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Customer Service

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Best of the Best: The 10 Best New Restaurants in America

We dined across the country to rank the 10 best new restaurants that have opened over the past year.<p>For the better part of a decade, fine dining was …

Top Chef

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, …

Temple University

Drink These 25 Bottles and Become a Wine Master

Want to take your wine smarts to the next level? Easy peasy. Just follow this simple, can't-miss tasting tutorial —Ray Isle<p>1 of 22<p>1. …

Napa Valley

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

EU Commission plans ban on plastic waste

Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission presented a draft …

Pollution

How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one).<p>Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills …

Self-improvement

How To Choose The Perfect Sunglasses To Suit Your Face

Accessories usually fall into the optional bin for men, but some reside solidly in essential territory. Sunglasses serve a dual purpose in every …

Lifestyle

Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study

Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet.<p>The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. Yet since the dawn of …

Ecology

How Zero-Waste People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year

Imagine 15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the …

Sustainability

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One

You will become internet-famous.<p>In April, Amanda Tobler took a risk. She switched on her newly-installed Tesla Solar Roof on her house San Jose, …

Tesla

A Good Candle Is the Secret to a Much More Memorable Home

For instance, one of these six options.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>You know how everyone tells you that scent is tied to memory and it's one of the most powerful sensory triggers? Unlike so …

To Be a Better Leader, Be Less Optimistic

Leaders who see the glass as too full actually diminish the success of their teams.<p>In addition to being an important driver of personal health, optimism has been cited as one of the most important qualities of an innovative leader. There's a pessimistic view, however.<p>Leaders who are too optimistic …

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

World’s 9 Greatest Magic Tricks Finally Revealed

The number of magicians in the world is really small — only one person out of 25,000 people knows how to perform magic tricks. And you are about to …

The Truth About Strategy and Execution

Execution, execution, execution. It matters--here's how to do it well.<p>At the recent management retreat of a leading logistics provider, the CEO ended his opening remarks, which were intended to be inspirational, with a slide that simply stated "execution"--not once, but three times. "If there's …

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon

This Incredible Game Of Thrones Theory Will Make You Root For The White Walkers

Even George R.R. Martin would approve of this one<p>There are a lot of <i>Game of Thrones</i> theories out there. There are the ones everyone knows about that ended up being true (R+L=J), and then there are elaborately crafted theories that use thousands of years of Westeros history combined with obsessively …

4 Commitments You Must Make If You Want To Succeed Individually And As A Team

If a person doesn't feel protected in a relationship, they won't take risks. They won't speak up. They'll hold back their best performance.<p>When Mark Eaton was 21 years old, he had left the game of basketball behind him. He didn't have the stuff. So instead, he became a mechanic, working on …

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Why 2001: A Space Odyssey was a masterpiece so ahead of its time

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece <i>by Michael Benson, a book which</i> …

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

Cooking

Japanese Whisky: A Guide for the Thirsty and Curious | GQ

What to expect, what to buy, and how to drink it.<p>It’s hard to imagine a category of spirit more hyped by today’s cool-kid drinkers than Japanese whisky. (And yes, you spell it without the “e”.) But until as recently as 2015, whiskey fans were much more likely to reach for a peaty Scotch or robust, …